2015 whizzed past and for the first time I am looking back at what I have achieved and setting out some ideas for 2016 – rather late! The Enthusiastic Gardener is a refashioned site which focuses on ‘Town and Country’ gardening and enables me to include visits to other gardens and parks.
Restructuring the London garden was a very big job and after planting I left it entirely alone for the remainder of the year – Spring will be hard work and fun! In Suffolk I also planted new grasses and thinned out and look forward to seeing the new ideas taking shape in 2016.
I visited Piet Oudolf’s garden at Pensthorpe and absolutely loved it!
And the Parc Botanique de Haute Bretagne was magical, even though the hydrangeas were mainly over, and I will visit again in 2016.
In 2016 I would like to achieve the following:
- A better balance in the London planting
- Coherent changes in Suffolk
- Posts on the plants I am growing – where they are planted and what does, and does not, work
- A visit to at least two historical or significant gardens